Democracy Now: Sanford Police Chief Fired After Months of Criticism over Trayvon Martin Shooting


In Florida, the Sanford City Commission has fired embattled police chief Bill Lee after months of controversy surrounding his handling of the killing of Trayvon Martin. Lee had previously submitted his resignation in April, but the city council had refused to accept it. On Wednesday, city leaders switched course, voting to dismiss Lee from his job. The Sanford Police Department has come under intense criticism for failing to arrest George Zimmerman on the night he fatally shot Trayvon Martin.

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~ by wheresthemic on June 21, 2012.

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